Roméo Noël Verrier died peacefully on January 29, 2023 in Victoria, BC. He was born on November 22, 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of Aimé and Lina’s three rambunctious and fun-loving sons.

Roméo was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years Rose in 2017, his son Marc in 2013 and his brothers Louis (Émérence) and Léo (Rita). He leaves to mourn his loss his children Gisèle (Raymond), Gilbert (Gisèle), Joanne, Gérald and Robert (Susan).

Roméo enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren Francine (Dan), Rémi, Angèle (Tim), Sophie (Ben), Pierre (Danielle), Lauren (Nathan), Alix (Eddie), Chloe (Chris), Sylvain (Gabrielle), Gaelyn, Dana, Chas, Joey and Keyanna; and his great grandchildren Mathis, Zoe, Xavier, Yann, Waeva, Leah, Rae, Carter, Jordan, Patricia and Hayes also added much pleasure to his life. The family also wishes to acknowledge Roger and Denise Sabourin for their lifelong friendship with ‘Oscar’ and Rose.

Roméo graduated from Collège de St-Boniface and was especially grateful for his education at this institution where he established the Famille-Roméo-et-Rose-Verrier Student Scholarship Fund.

Roméo was proud of his accomplishments as Secretary-Treasurer of the St. Boniface School Division. He also enjoyed his position as Vice-President of Finance for the Winnipeg Jets.

In 1987 Roméo and Rose moved to Victoria where they enjoyed a well-deserved retirement filled with travel, gardening and family.

Roméo was a ray of sunshine wherever he went: The twinkle in his eye, his big smile and his countless stories brought joy to all who had the privilege of meeting him. He will be greatly missed.

Roméo loved the ten years he lived at Rose Manor surrounded by many friends and a very caring staff whom the family wishes to thank for their dedication.

We will also be forever grateful to Victoria Hospice for their immeasurable support during Roméo’s final days with us.

A celebration of Roméo’s life will be held in the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, on Sunday, May 28, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rose Manor or to the Victoria Hospice Society.


C’est avec immense regret que nous annonçons le décès de Roméo Noël Verrier le 29 janvier 2023 à l’âge de 91 ans. Il est né le 22 novembre 1931 à Winnipeg (Manitoba), un des trois fils fort enjoués et joviaux de Lina et Aimé. Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants Gisèle (Raymond), Gilbert (Gisèle), Joanne, Gérald et Robert (Susan). Il laisse également ses petits-enfants Francine (Dan), Rémi, Angèle (Tim), Sophie (Ben), Pierre (Danielle), Lauren (Nathan), Alix (Eddie), Chloe (Chris), Sylvain (Gabrielle), Gaelyn, Dana, Chas, Joey et Keyanna, et ses arrières petits-enfants Mathis, Zoe, Xavier, Carter, Jordan, Yann, Leah, Rae, Waeva, Patricia et Hayes. Il fut prédécédé par sa tendre épouse de 64 ans Rose en 2017, son fils Marc en 2013 ainsi que par ses frères Louis (Émérence) et Léo (Rita).

Roméo a terminé ses études au Collège de St-Boniface, et en reconnaissance de cette institution il a établi les Fonds Famille-Roméo-et-Rose-Verrier. ‘Oscar’ a retenu de merveilleux souvenirs de ses années comme Collégien, et lui et Rose de leur grande amitié de toujours avec Roger et Denise Sabourin.

Roméo a bien joui de sa carrière en finances, surtout ses années comme Secrétaire-trésorier à la Division scolaire de St-Boniface et ensuite comme Vice-Président des Finances pour les Jets de Winnipeg.

En 1987 Roméo et Rose ont déménagé à Victoria où ils ont pu profiter de leur retraite pour voyager, jardiner et passer de bons moments avec la famille.

Roméo était un rayon de soleil qui illuminait la vie de tous ceux qu’il rencontrait. Ses yeux pétillants, son sourire contagieux et ses talents de raconteur ne pouvaient que rehausser les esprits de tous les gens qu’il croisait.

Roméo a beaucoup aimé les dix ans qu’il a vécu à Rose Manor et la famille tient à remercier le personnel de cet établissement pour leur dévouement auprès de lui.

La famille est aussi reconnaissante pour les services indispensables offerts par Victoria Hospice lors des derniers jours de Roméo.

La famille accueillera parents et amis à une celebration de la vie de Roméo à 14 heures le dimanche 28 mai aux Jardins McCall du Centre Sequoia, 4665 promenade Falaise, Victoria.

En souvenir de Roméo, plutôt que d’offrir des fleurs nous invitons les intéressés à faire un don au Rose Manor ou Victoria Hospice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Roma Pinnell

    I have just discovered that Mr Verrier has passed. I think of him each time I look at the beautiful buffet and hutch purchased from him and his wife when they downsized their beautiful home by the Assiniboine River. At one point he included us in a family event at their home. A trusting and open kindness you rarely see now. A very lovely man indeed. I extend my (late) condolences to the Verrier family and wish you all well.

  • Rachelle and Kevin Lamontagne

    To our dear family members we send our condolences on the passing of uncle Romeo. His twinkling eyes and ever present smile will be sorely missed. It seems the end of an era now that all three Verrier brothers have left us.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers
    With love and hugs
    Rachelle and Kevin Lamontagne

  • John Verrier

    We will certainly miss our Uncle Romeo. He filled any room he was in with witt, smiles and laughter.
    His memory will always be in our hearts and we send our sincere condolences to his family.
    We hope you find comfort in knowing that the three amigos, Romeo, Louis and Leo are back together once again. Love and prayers, Carmelita and Jean Louis Verrier.

  • Karen Brophy

    We send our most heart-felt condolences to your family at this time. With much love from Uncle Dan, Auntie Marie and the girls.

  • Pauline Alarie VanDeWalker

    Nos plus sinceres condoleances a toute la grande famille Verrier pour le deces de Romeo Verrier, le beau-pere de ma soeur Gisele Alarie Verrier. J’aurai toujours de beaux souvenirs de sa joie de vivre et son grand sourire! My husband Kevin and I and family had the pleasure of seeing him and his loving wife Rose during our trips to Victoria. Our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May his memories live on forever in your hearts!

  • Rita Marie Olivier White

    My very sincere condolences on the death of Oscar Verrier.

    He was a good friend and a loving cousin.

  • Lise Malenfant (Préfontaine)

    Mes plus sincères condoléances aux proches de Mononcle Méo, un homme jovial, taquin, intelligent et un bon danseur! Que de beaux souvenirs!

  • Suzanne Agnes Olivier Fraser

    Sincere condolences to the entire Verrier family on the passing of your loved one, my cousin Oscar. As his mother Lina and my mother Dina were sisters and our two families lived in close proximity in Saint-Boniface, the three Verrier brothers were a big part of the lives of myself and my siblings. Before moving to Quebec from Manitoba, we occasionally saw Oscar and Rose socially and Oscar was always the quick wit with a joke or a funny story to share. I will always remember that winning smile and that infectious sense of humor. May your fond memories of a wonderful man sustain you during this time of sorrow.

  • Roger et Denise Sabourin

    Toutes nos condoléances à la famille de Roger et Denise sabourin.nous n,oublierons pas tous les beaux souvenirs de toi et Rose ensemble,en voyage ou à la maison ou a St Boniface..Nos conversations de notre temps passer au Collège, des mauvais coups que tu faisais.,au revoir cher ami ,reste en paix.

  • Claire Carriere

    So very sorry for your loss! Have fond memories of Uncle Romeo…. His deep friendship with Dad, their stories of their early exploits at Collège and through their sports and in later years, their business talks! Your dad was « another brother » to Mom and she loved spending time with him, and in the recent years, the phone calls and occasional cards!. I will miss his infectious laugh, great humour and mischievous twinkle in his eyes. So very happy he was near his kids and grandkids in his final years! Hugs to all!!!

  • Pat Sheedy

    We didn’t have the good fortune to know or meet Roméo but we have a warm and fond impression of him. He is a great grandfather of our grand daughters Leah and Rae, who both did get a chance to spend time with him.
    To all of Roméo’s family, descendants, and friends, may you find heartwarming comfort in your memories of him.

    Kind regards,
    Pat and Allyson Sheedy


    Loved Mononcle Meo. Fondly recall his visits with Mom and Dad. Always smiling, always joking. Prince of a man.

  • Monique Porznak

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Oscar’s passing! When I visited mom at Rose Manor he was always so much fun to talk to, I loved the conversations we had over lunch or coffee. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love Monique and Brian Porznak

  • Nicole Verrier

    So sorry for your loss of a wonderful and funny man!
    I have lovely memories of Uncle Romeo throughout the years. Uncle Romeo was very witty and lots of fun to talk to. And we had a special link – we shared a love for accounting and would often talk shop when we saw each other at various events.

    Like Memere Verrier his mother, Uncle Romeo often had a sparkle in his eyes which I knew meant fun mischief and to listen for it. I will miss Uncle Romeo but I know he’s with my Dad and their youngest brother Uncle Leo and having a great ole time.
    Love and hugs, Nicole Verrier

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